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Welcome to the Surrey Lieutenancy. This website seeks to inform and update you on the role of our Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Goad JP, and the far-reaching ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life  of this county.

As she prepared to retire as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey on 23rd August 2015, Dame Sarah Goad wrote:
I’m pleased to have this opportunity to say farewell as your Lord-Lieutenant to all the good people of Surrey who have been so supportive over my term of office and whose spirit of innovation, perseverance, goodwill and ‘can-do’ attitude has been so inspiring. Surrey is a county where people value traditions but are also forward-looking in the way change is evaluated and put in hand with enthusiasm when required.

Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey
The Queen has appointed Mr Michael More-Molyneux as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the county of Surrey. He suceeded Dame Sarah Goad DCVO when she retired on 23 August 2015. More...

HM The Queen is longest
serving Monarch
On September 9th 2015 The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch surpassing Queen Victoria (20th June 1837- 22nd January 1901). Outdoor displays of photographs of Her Majesty will be shown at Buckingham Palace and at Windsor and some commemorative items have been created by the Royal Collections Trust. More...

New Deputy Lieutenants appointed

Four new Deputy Lieutenants were appointed by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant
of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad. More...

Guildford hosts Armed Forces Day
It was a great honour for our county town to host the national Armed Forces Day this year and Guildford Borough Council put in place a splendid event on 27th June. The day began with a service in the Cathedral attended by the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Marshall Sir Stuart Peach, and by the Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP. More...

800 years of Magna Carta
The eyes of the world were turned on Runnymede Meadow on the morning of 15th June as HM The Queen led the nation’s 800th anniversary celebration of Magna – the Great Charter – and, watched by 4,000 guests, unveiled a plaque marking this historic event. Accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal, Her Majesty was greeted by the (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, who had earlier welcomed HRH The Duke of Cambridge to this celebration of music, drama and art hosted by Surrey County Council and The National Trust. More...

New Bishop for the
RC Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
The (then) Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, along with the Lords-Lieutenant of West and East Sussex, attended the Installation of the Rt Revd Richard Moth as Fifth Bishop of the RC Diocese of Arundel and Brighton at Arundel Cathedral on May 28th 2015. The occasion also marked the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese, which covers much of the three counties. More...

Clandon Park destroyed by fire
The devastating fire that tore through Clandon Park House on Wednesday 29th April destroyed most of its roof, ceilings and floors, leaving the Grade 1 listed building essentially a shell. More...

Cathedral Appeal hits first milestone
The important appeal by Guildford Appeal has hit £1.3 million, its first milestone. This has now triggered the Heritage Lottery Fund contribution and work is progressing to rectify the deterioration of the acoustic plaster on the ceiling vaults. More...

Armed Forces events in Surrey
There is now a calendar available for 2014 and 2015 that lists armed forces, first world war and community covenant events that are both specific to Surrey and nationwide. More...


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